Migrating DB2 Databases to SQL Server (DB2ToSQL)

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for DB2 is a comprehensive environment that helps you quickly migrate DB2 databases to SQL Server or Azure SQL DB. By using SSMA for DB2, you can review database objects and data, assess databases for migration, migrate database objects to SQL Server or Azure SQL DB, and then migrate data to SQL Server or Azure SQL DB. Note that you cannot migrate SYS and SYSTEM DB2 schemas.

To successfully migrate objects and data from DB2 databases to SQL Server or Azure SQL DB, use the following process:

  1. New SSMA project.

    After you create the project, you can set project conversion, migration, and type mapping options. For information about project settings, see Project Settings (Conversion) (DB2ToSQL) and related sections. For information about how to customize data type mappings, see Mapping DB2 and SQL Server Data Types (DB2ToSQL).

  2. Connect to the DB2 database.

  3. Connecting to SQL Server.

  4. Map DB2 schemas to SQL Server schemas.

  5. Optionally, Assessment reports to assess database objects for conversion and estimate the conversion time.

  6. Convert DB2 schemas.

  7. Load the converted database objects into SQL Server.

    You can do this in one of the following ways:

    • Save a script and run it in SQL Server.

    • Synchronize the database objects.

  8. Migrating DB2 Data into SQL Server.

  9. If necessary, update database applications.

See Also

Installing SSMA for DB2 (DB2ToSQL)
Getting Started with SSMA for DB2 (DB2ToSQL)